Love is in the air, as brides across the country finalize the details of their dream weddings. But if you’re getting married this year and still have a few details to iron out, we’ve got some hot 2023 wedding trends that could help inspire you.
After three stressful years of navigating wedding plans around pandemic lockdowns, bridal parties and their guests are going all out in 2023, from bold pops of colour to retro party vibes. We break down some of the biggest trends to watch for this year.
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The colour of the season is… orange
Many brides-to-be and wedding guests are turning to bold pops of colours this year, from whimsical yellows to majestic shades of blue. But one colour in particular is trending up: orange.
We know what you’re thinking, but we promise we’re not talking about Halloween pumpkin orange. Think: burnt orange, copper, rust or terracotta.
According to Pinterest Predicts, there’s been a significant surge in searches around “burnt orange wedding theme” (+695%), “orange wedding centerpieces” (+150%), “orange dress outfit wedding” (+285%) and “terracotta wedding bridesmaid dresses” (+ 230%).
“Orange is associated with optimism, adventure and creativity,” says the Pinterest Predicts trend report. “As people plan for sentimental moments in their lives — like weddings — it’s no surprise they’re bringing a colour with such sentimental significance into the spotlight.”
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Fringe wedding dresses
You’ve probably already seen a significant uptick in fringe this year, from fashion runways to red carpet events. Now, it’s taking over wedding season as brides eagerly search for “fringe wedding dress”, according to Pinterest Predicts.
The report says that millennials, especially, are not only looking for free-swinging fringe outfits to wear any day of the week, but also as an unconventional wedding dress option — and we’re here for it.
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Micro wedding parties
For three years, tiny wedding parties (and reduced guest lists) were a pandemic necessity and, while numbers are undoubtedly creeping back up in 2023, many brides and grooms are still opting to keep things small.
Whether you just have two BFFs by your side at the altar or one ride-or-die maid-of-honour, it can not only help reduce costs and planning, but ultimately pay special tribute to a select special few in your life. After all, quality over quantity.
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This definitely isn’t a new concept, but there’s been an increase in this concept on the wedding scene lately. As the New York Times observes, there are plenty of ways to “consume mindfully” while still enjoying the wedding celebration of your dreams.
A few simple ways to cut down costs and ensure zero waste include: renting as much wedding décor as possible, offering biodegradable takeout containers for leftover food and reusable floral arrangements.
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Blurred wedding photography
According to DailyHive, photographers are noticing an increase in requests for either blurred wedding photos or old-school film photography. It’s a fun alternative to classically posed digital photos, offering a bit of mystery and, more importantly for some, privacy if you’re not one to share too many images of your special day on social media.
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